Click above to watch fan shot footage of the performance, via Consequence of Sound.
Pharrell Williams recently dismissed suggestions that ‘Blurred Lines’, the Number One hit he co-wrote and produced for Robin Thicke, is rip-off of Gaye’s ‘Got To Give It Up’. In August it was reported that Thicke’s legal team offered Marvin Gaye‘s estate a six-figure sum in order to nip a potential copyright dispute in the bud. Thicke’s offer apparently came after Gaye’s three children accused ‘Blurred Lines’ of plagiarising ‘Got To Give It Up’. However, the Gaye family are said to have turned down Thicke’s offer.
Now Williams has spoken about the alleged similarity between ‘Blurred Lines’ and ‘Got To Give It Up’. “If you read music, all you have to do is read the sheet music. It’s completely different,” he told the Associated Press. Continuing, Williams said Gaye “is the king of all kings, so let’s be clear about that. And we take our hats off to him. But anybody that plays music and reads music, just simply go to the piano and play the two. One’s minor and one’s major. And not even in the same key.”
Atoms For Peace recently revealed that they were pulling their music from Spotify after claiming that the streaming service was “bad for new music”. In addition to removing their debut album ‘Amok’, Godrich also removed his band Ultraista’s debut album from Spotify, while Thom Yorke’s solo album ‘The Eraser’ has also been taken down.